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Suffering from heart palpitations. Taking synthroid, crestor. History of anxiety, high BP. Causes?

Periodically, I have what feels like heart flutters. Kind of like my heart is stutter stepping. Has been a while since I felt this way, but I feel it this morning after having 3 alcohol beverages last night and dancing quite a bit. I am NOT dizzy shoe of breath,or having any pain; just anxious about it. I am a 45 year old taking synthroid , Crestor, bystolic and hctz for blood pressure, clonopin for anxiety .
Asked On : Wed, 19 Dec 2012
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Hello and thanks for writing in
The causes for the heart palpitations in your case are:
1. Hypothyroidism: Get checked your Thyroid function test and adjust your dose of synthroid according to that. Low or high doses can cause heart palpitations.

2. Anxiety: It is the major cause for this. Make your self relax and consult your doctor for medication and counselling.

3. Problem in conduction system of heart like Atrial Fibrillation or PSVT.

A simple EKG at the time of episode or holter examination can get you to a diagnosis. Consult your cardiologist and go for investigations order by him/her.

Hope this will help you.
Best Wishes
Answered: Wed, 19 Dec 2012
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